Looking to Paddle your own Canoe in the Murray, River Lakes and Coorong Region?
Canoeing on the Murray River is a great way to get out,
enjoy our beautiful river and have some fun and healthy experiences.
The MRTA is happy to present the Murray Bridge and Mannum Canoe Trails for you to enjoy.
Explore Murray Bridge by Canoe
Launching at Sturt Reseve just by the Murray Bridge Rowing Club, paddle upstream past Captain Proud, this where rail meets the river at the Murray Bridge Wharf, The rich history of Murray Bridge is waiting to be explored.
The Murray Bridge Canoe Trail
Launching at Sturt Reserve just by the Murray Bridge Rowing Club, paddle upstream past Captain Proud, this is where rail meets the river at the Murray Bridge Wharf, the rich history of Murray Bridge is waiting to be explored.
Sturt Reserve around the Twin Bridges, along the Historical Wharf and back to pull up on the grassy banks to wander up and have a steaming hot chocolate or latte on the balcony of the Riverscape Cafe & Restaurant. An easy 2ks approx in a round trip.
Paddle around the pylons of the twin bridges see the 1956 flood levels markers towering above your head, Around and under the huge pylons of the twin bridges. Traveling under you will hear the vibrations of a train, and/or the cars going over the top.
Intermediate Trail: Sturt Reserve to Thiele Reserve
Keep paddling along the historic mooring area of Moritz Slipway, Murray Bridge Railway & Wharf Heritage Area many other parts of history awaiting restoration.
- Paddle past the Ski beach, where many a intrepid skier launched themselves from for the first time and which has seen the likes of many an Australian Champion practicing, either speed boat or skiing (Chris Marriott inboard Australian Ski champion can recall days gone by from this stretch of the River). Keep on paddling up stream.
- Thiele Reserve approx 4ks on your Right. Toilets, BBQ (coin operated facilities) accessible by car. Stop, bring a group of friends, enjoy BBQ lunch on the lawned area. Arrange for Breeze Hire to come and spend an afternoon with you with canoes, or ski lessons.
- After lunch jump into canoes and paddle upstream. Around and past the huge pumping station to the Left. Hear the noise of the rushing water being sucked out of the Murray.
- Between Hume Reserve and Thiele Reserve you may see the wreck of the Yalata. Keep an eye open. Another Option. Stay at Avoca Dell for the weekend enjoy…..BBQ areas, mini golf etc., and again, let Breeze Hire bring the canoes down and you can launch from Avoca Dell for a hour or so paddling, then return for your BBQ lunch on the grass areas.
Explore the Wrecks at Mannum by Canoe
The MRTA have compiled this great way to explore the Murray River around Mannum by canoe allowing you to have fun whilst learning about the Murray River’s Rich history with minimal impact on our Murray River.
The trail is a comfortable paddle past beautiful Mannum waterfront properties and the Mannum Dock Museum and PS Marion. It also includes two exposed wrecks. Click here to Download a PDF version of the trail (343kb).
Haven’t got a canoe – not a problem. You can hire one locally Breeze Hire.
Just before you go….
Caring for the Murray River and the Lower lakes while enjoying the many recreational opportunities available, will ensure that present and future generations can enjoy these wonderful places for many years.
- Always wear an approved PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
- Be sun-safe wear a hat and sunscreen (See image below, to find out more at SunSmart)
- Take plenty of fresh water
- Take any rubbish home with you.
- Pick up a Sustainable Recreation Guide 1.6mb pdf – How to have fun with minimal impact on the Murray River.
- Report problems on river to Murray Watch (08) 8531 0710